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West Virginia Penitentiary, Moundsville

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  • Can't wait to do the next one! It was hard but I expected it to be. It was exciting and definitely worth the money. It was a great night out.  more »
  • This place is a very unique place to visit , the tour guides know a lot and the Halloween events are great.  more »
  • Beautiful old building with great history. Well worth the trip to visit and take the tour. Loved my visit from Australia.  more »
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  • Loved the history. Our guide was a former guard at the prison and was amazing. Very neat to learn what was there in the prison and how it changed throughout its history up until it closed.
  • Ok. So here's the thing. DONT TAKE KIDS YOUNGER THAN 13 ON THIS TOUR! I love this place so much and want to do a night investigation. Our guide was a preacher who gave out some gruesome information on the past. He also has stories from a lot of the guys who were guards and inmates there. And if you go for the paranormal. Go at night but even during the day you see stuff. I saw what appeared to be an inmate running up stairs and when I looked at his face he ducked and vanished. But again this tour is gruesome and full of gore but good. The only thing I wished is that I could have gone into the sugar shack and infirmary. But that is only on Monday.
  • Tour was informative but kind of a let down.....only tour bottom floor and no access to others. Price is a little high for quality of tour but we still had fun.
  • A must see! Wonderful guides and experiences! Also offers great items in the gift shop.
  • awesome trip.. overnight ghost hunt on opening night we had a blast!! very creepy and I promise u won't leave in the morning without plenty of stories of ur own..lol.